Safely back in Nauta

We are now safely back in our Nauta home and adjusting to being in the heat again after leaving Europe in snow and ice. Each time we return we notice how things are slowly changing here. In the last 6 weeks one of the shops on the ‘high street’ has closed but another business has... Continue Reading →

Rethinking Mission 2: Being a guest

I’m a poor host but I’m learning to be a better guest. Nothing has struck me as forcefully about the need to rethink how we approach mission than the idea of the missionary as a guest. Perhaps it’s my western hero complex that wants to go to another country to ‘make a difference’ but going... Continue Reading →

Mission thoughts 4 – the local church

We can’t talk about global mission without talking about the local church. When all the paraphernalia of mission agencies is removed the call to share the good news and make disciples is a call to the church. I’ve blogged before (here) about some practical steps churches can take to get involved in global mission but wanted... Continue Reading →

Mission thoughts 3: a new type of agency

Global mission is in a time of change; while most of the resources are still held in the west the dynamic mission movements are increasingly non-western. We might anticipate that over the next decade sending from the UK will continue to reduce (except for short term visits), incoming mission into the UK will increase and... Continue Reading →

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